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Construction Logistics

Using real-time construction logistics to help projects run efficiently, safer and on-time

The construction industry keeps Britain moving, with building materials, merchants and logistics in great demand across the country. A smooth logistics plan means projects operate safely and efficiently, and most importantly, on time and on budget.

Construction is a very diverse industry that includes activities ranging from mining, quarrying and forestry to the construction of infrastructure and buildings, the manufacture and supply of products, as well as maintenance, operation, and disposal.

The output in the UK is more than £110 billion per annum and contributes 7% of GDP (ref. Government Construction Strategy). Approximately a quarter of construction output in the public sector and three-quarters are in the private sectors.

There are three main sectors:

  • Commercial and social (approximately 45%).
  • Residential (approximately 40%).
  • Infrastructure (approximately 15%).

Approximately 60% of the output is a new build, whilst 40% is refurbishment and maintenance.

Reasons to use Freight Logistics Solutions for the construction sector

Sector Experience

Time Critical Understanding

24/7 Customer Support

Full access to your freight data

Your construction logistics experts

The industry accounts for approximately 3 million jobs, 10% of total UK employment and includes both manufacturing and services.

Pressure to deliver cost-effective construction projects on time and to budget has never been higher – made more difficult by increasing complexity. Factors such as the introduction of modular construction, site access restrictions or the sheer number of disparate suppliers can hinder your progress and put you over budget. Managing all this complexity whilst retaining flexibility is the key to completing the project safely and efficiently.

FLS utilises complex logistics solutions for construction haulage and transport throughout the UK and Europe and is conscious of best practices in delivering quality cost-efficient logistics. We will work alongside your existing logistics team to ensure your supply chain is kept running smoothly and on time.

Our client portal management systems are there to provide oversight of your construction logistics!

Streamline project costs by consolidating all your logistic service needs to one friendly, 24/7 team that makes it their job to deliver the best service.

  • Highly experienced drivers that carry out deliveries such as on-site construction phase areas, silos for raw materials such as gypsum, cement, hardcore, etc. that require ‘just in time’ deliveries throughout specific phases
  • Delivery from consolidation centres to your construction site on a ‘just in time’ (JIT) basis
  • Deliveries to and from Merchants
  • Transport Project Work
  • Dedicated Vehicles with no de-routing
  • Reduce the number of HGVs from multiple suppliers by consolidating with FLS
  • Delivery of construction machinery and plant.

Outsourcing to FLS cuts the number of suppliers in the chain, consolidates deliveries on-site and can help minimise storing materials on-site until needed

  • FLS will oversee the logistics management of warehousing of materials and handling of waste and hazardous goods (under contract)
  • Getting your product to where it needs to be when it needs to be there – working in tandem with deadlines, timescales and supply and demand. We’re flexible and move with your business
  • Variety of vehicles available depending on need e.g. wide HGV, Luton, oversized loads, We will work alongside your business to be mindful of the site’s surroundings such as inner-city areas with reduced access
  • We strive to be considerate about the way we deliver services to the construction sector and in ways that do not impact the wider community.
  • Ways to reduce the volume and impact of construction road freight?

Talk to us about your current ‘pressure points’ in your construction materials supply chain on +44 (0)1633 288400 or email [email protected] or click here to send us a message

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Our experienced operators will be able to support you and advise on the best possible solution for your consignment.

For more information on our services please call us on 01633 288 400

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FLS are a fantastic team of people, from the top management down. Every member of the team I have had the pleasure to work with has been extremely helpful and has provided a fast effective solution to the requirement I have given them

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